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East Beach Habitat Restoration Project

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Beth Anna Cornett, Senior Planner



The East Beach Habitat Restoration Project (Project) replaces ice plant and other non-native plants with Central Coast native plant species over a 1.1-acre area. The habitat restoration area is located on the beach, parallel to the bike path, between Calle Cesar Chavez and the soccer fields next to Palm Park Beach House. 

All plants were grown from seeds that were collected from local sources including Cabrillo Bridge, UCSB Campus Point Lagoon, Ellwood Beach, and UCSB Coal Oil Point Reserve.

The City will continue to support plant establishment and maintain the habitat restoration area for a minimum of five years (2024-2029).  At the end of the maintenance period, the sand fence and irrigation system will be removed, and routine maintenance will be performed.

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The City of Santa Barbara completed plant installation for the East Beach Habitat Restoration Project (Project). The Project involved the removal of non-native ice plant and the installation of 3,200 Central Coast native plants restoring 1…
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